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Poverty

  • The Promise of a Pencilby Adam Braun

    Scribner 2014; US$ 19.99

    The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young... more...

  • Deep Fieldby Tom Bamforth

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    ‘Deep Field’ is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. In Deep Field: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth takes you with him as he responds to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story... more...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg ? Forbes ? The Spectator Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs?celebrated economist, special advisor... more...

  • Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary Stateby Chris Jones; Tony Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    A forward-looking appraisal of the welfare state which examines issues such as poverty in Britain, demonisation of the poor in areas of social policy and other related topics. more...

  • Peasants and Religionby Mats Lundahl; Jan Lundius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 300.00

    This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case with other peasant movements, they show ways in which... more...

  • Poor Economicsby Abhijit Banerjee; Esther Duflo

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 15.99

    ?A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.? ?Amartya Sen more...

  • Why Nations Failby James A. Robinson; Daron Acemoglu

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on... more...

  • World Poverty for Dummiesby Lindsay Rae; Ashley Clements; Sarah Marland; Adam Valvasori; Tim Costello

    Wiley 2012; US$ 21.99

    Created especially for the Australian customer! Uncover the global building blocks of poverty Ending world poverty is possible -- and you can help. With World Poverty For Dummies , you find out about the building blocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestations in different regions around the world. Most importantly, you discover... more...

  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 20.99

    A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long... more...